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Name That Trauma:: Mike M. on an Old Lady U.F.O Prank

November 30th, 2015 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Hello, Kindertrauma!

I was hoping you could help me name a primordial trauma from my youth.

I’m trying to track down an episode of a TV show, maybe a made-for-tv movie. This would be from the mid-to-late 1960s, in color. The gist of it was that there were these two kids of about 12 or 13, sort of cruel versions of Spin and Marty, who were pranking an old lady who lived in a remote area into believing that she was being attacked by aliens and/or flying saucers. They used speakers to make weird sound effects and projectors to make weird lights. The old lady went into utter hysterics, and at one point was filling roasting pans full of boiling water to hurl at the invaders. Ring a bell? I thought it was an episode of Suspense Theatre, but I can’t find mention of it in any of the online episode guides. Any clues helping me resolve this trauma? Thanks!


Tags: Name That Trauma!

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Hey Mike! Sorry I don’t know this one and had no luck google searching.

    For some reason it made me think of Sigmund and the sea monsters but I suspect that is because I read “Spin and Marty” as “Sid and Marty”.

    That’s how you ended up with those images as your NTT bumpers!

    Anyway, for no real reason, here is the Halloween episode of SATSM….

    Hope somebody can solve your NTT soon. Sounds like a good watch!

  • 2 chainmanNo Gravatar // Nov 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    You watched The Gun. I thought it Thriller with Boris Karloff in Black and White but you said color. I double checked you were correct it was in color.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Nice going chairman!!!!!!

    I’ll embed it here…

    chainman, you’re the best!

  • 4 chainmanNo Gravatar // Nov 30, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the embed and for the compliment!

  • 5 MikeMNo Gravatar // Dec 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Thanks so much, Guys!!! This has haunted me since before I started kindergarten! You’ve saved me decades of therapy! I just remembered hating those kids for scaring the old lady so much. What a relief to know I didn’t dream the damned thing!

  • 6 chainmanNo Gravatar // Dec 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I’m glad that unkle and myself tag teamed your 51 year old trauma, in under 51 minutes! Now you wont have to phone into the Frasier Crane’s radio show. lol

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